Also known as A mechanism for releasing workpieces from a die.. Amount of forging stock placed in a batch-type furnace at one time. treated steel rods located within the The metal blocks into which forging impressions are machined and from which forgings are produced. and operated by the A machine tool with a stationary bed and a slide or ram that has reciprocating motion at right angles to the bed surface; the ram is guided in the frame of the machine. action to remove a completed The process of working metal to a desired shape by impact or pressure in hammers, forging machines (upsetters), presses, rolls, and related forming equipment. after the forging cycle.